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of the united states joe biden will be sworn in for his second term by u.s. supreme court justice that wasn't even a member of the court four years ago. we're talking about justice sonia sotomayor. she just spoke with our own soledad o'brien who is here at the national mall with me. not every day you get to speak with a supreme court. was it up at the supreme court? >> it was. >> pretty impressive. >> it's an amazing building and she's pretty remarkable to talk to. she has a book out. it's called "my beloved world" and it's about navigating a world, she was born in poverty in the bronx would go to princeton and yale and work as a district attorney and then eventually end up as a supreme court justice. and she says that when she swears in joe biden on sunday, that it is, considering where she came from, absolutely stunning. >> i was thinking just a couple of days ago, if i think back at when i was a kid, which of the two events would have seemed more improbable to me, i realize each one was so far-fetched that i couldn't have imagined either. >> supreme court? >> supreme court, swearing in t
in lights. and, for a brief time, she managed to do just that. joe biden >> michael: i'm michael shure. tonight in "the war room," just a few days before the inauguration and an issue that pops up that wasn't big on the campaign trail, and of late has not been big in the mines of most americans. terrorism terrorism. ♪ >> michael: tonight american's want to know what is happening to their fellow countrymen in algeria. the state department confirmed that americans are still being held hostage in the north african nation. we do know from the associated press that at least one american, from texas, is dead. it is also unclear how he died at the hands of the militants or during the much-criticized raid on the facility. a second raid is underway to free the remaining hostages. 12 hostages have died since wednesday, about 650 are now free. for the latest we turn to abc news. >> reporter: u.s. officialings say the algearian hostage situation is extremely fluid, and americans are still being held. >> this is an act of terror. >> reporter: today algearian television br
friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. whenever there's a major issue that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to help move our nation in the right direction. and that is why i was certainly heartened when president obama asked vice president biden to lead a special task force to develop responses to the tragedy not only at sandy hook elementary school, but the daily tragedies we see al
. >> oakland mayor jean quan says now is the time, and she thinks most americans agree. vice president joe biden addressed the congress today. hess they need the mayor's support to get passed by congress. it is expected to be a fight. >>> overwhelming turn out for marin county is prompting a change. success led to serender. >> for last tuesday's buy back event, surrendering a weapon got you money or a voucher. >> we've asked people to come in on the 15th of february to redeem those vouchers. if we don't if or how much we'll get. >> and while they wait, the da's office has turned next monday into a gun buy back. >> we will not be providing vouchers or financial compensation. >> this week's ford county buy back through the da's office yielded an assortment of handguns. someone received $200 for this weapon. >> we went through our initial allotment of $5,000 in the first 40 minutes, so by 11:30 we were out of cash and and the da brought back 2,700 more dollar. 223 weapons were -- $2,700, instead of participating at a drop off monday, the mill valley will be scouring for fun will keep long aft
. >> president obama and vice president joe biden will take the oaths privately sunday and take the public oath in front of the nation on monday. >>> a handful of lucky students from the bay area enjoying the honor of attending monday's presidential inauguration. students with the youth video corps at the media center in palo alto getting tickets. the teens being rewarded for producing videos about their own community and will get a chance to hit the road on(1[ historic working trip. >> we know we will be interviewing elected officials, working on maybe trying to get into the white house. will be at the ceremonies. >> how exciting. the teen will be plblogging for the media center and southwest airlines paying for the air fare. and abdul banafa, a college student who won tickets from congressman mike honda's office in a facebook contest. >>> surf's up at the mavericks surf competition happening this sunday. waiting a long time for this one 24 of the world's best surfers riding monster waves at half moon bay. christie smith joins us live from san mateo county with more on what everyone can expect
states, joe biden. and mayor michael nutter. [applause] [applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [applause] >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen, it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend, my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, the vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged the obama administration would make sure that the future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house, to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regard boast inrestor programs programs progt financing. whenever there's major issue that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to help
even be making him stronger. today, vice president joe biden said the administration's going to continue to make gun safety a priority. >> i know you've come to talk about a broad range of very important, challenging issues that are facing each of your cities and towns. as important as they all are today we have a more urgent and immediate call. and that is how to deal with the epidemic of gun violence in america. >> jennifer: so even though the public is behind gun safety measures broadly there is still this little matter of getting legislation through congress. house republicans are for a fight. they very well might win. they still do control the house afterall. even if reasonable republicans support pragmatic gun measures, when those reasonable republicans stay quiet the extremists speak for the party. here's, for example representative steve stockman, responding to the president's press conference. >> if he thinks these bills are good, his law is good, he should go through congress. he's not a king. reminds me of saddam hussein when he used kids. >> jennifer: the question
of underdeveloped areas. >> thursday, vice president joe biden laid out details of a plan announced yesterday by president obama to reduce gun violence. speaking for the u.s. conference of mayors, the vice president describe thinking behind the plant from which calls for expanded background checks, bans on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines come increased funding for local police said more research on gun violence. this is about an hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the vice president of the united states, joe biden and mayor michael nutter. [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] pockmarked >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen, it is of course my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend, my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to prosperity and growth of american cities and he has engage directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our candlemaking this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledg
on stolen firearms. apparently, conservatives believe this is tyranny. today vice president joe biden detailed one of the major initiatives of the president's gun proposals. >> how do we make our streets and schools safer? with regard to our streets i believe and the president believes that cops make a difference. we're going to push again for another $4 billion in grants for the cops program. >> $4 billion for more cops on the streets and around schools in america? this is what the gun lobby was demanding. but the gun nuts, well, they're not so happy. texas governor rick perry is trying to push himself into relevance again. he said in a statement the second amendment of the constitution is a basic right of free people and cannot be nor will it be abridged by the executive power of this or any other president. kind of threatening, is it? the national -- the republican national committee wrote, "president obama's series of gun control measures amount to an executive power grab." really? these statements did not mention a single action or proposal by the president. they call these measu
violence. on thursday, vice-president joe biden called for action before hundreds of u.s. mayors gathered in washington, d.c. foreign annual meeting. in his address, biden referenced the shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut that claimed the lives of 20 children, six school staff, and the shooter's mother. >> we have to do something. i hope we all agree there is a need to respond to the carnage on our streets and in our schools. i hope we all agree that mass shootings like the one we witnessed in newtown 34 days ago cannot continue to be tolerated. that tragedy in all my years of public life i think is -- has affected the public psyche in a way i have never seen before. >> a new poll affirms vice president joe biden's claim about the impact of new town, finding it affected the public opinion on guns or deeply than other shootings. a new poll says 54% of americans believe gun control laws should be tightened up from 39% last april. the increased support swept across party lines, with an 18- point rise among republicans. nine in 10 people said the three favored requiring background check
president joe biden who will meet with the connecticut governor promised mayors across the country yesterday that the administration is in it to win it for this fight. >> there's some who say the most powerful voice in this debate belongs to the gun lobbies and those who demand the stop to these common sense approaches to save lives. i think they're wrong. high capacity magazines don't have a practical sporting purpose or hunting purpose. as one hunter told me. if you've got 12 rounds, you've got 12 rounds, it means you've already missed the deer 11 times, you should pack the sucker in at that point. you don't deserve to have a gun period you're that bad. >> as the obama administration builds up for the legislative battle, a new poll shows 56% of americans favor stricter gun laws. and the same poll shows the national rifle association with a higher approval than hollywood. >> the nra's had some good days and bad days in this. and actually that depends on how you look at it. even when the nra has a bad day. and the media is calling them too aggressive. that's a good day for the nra, that usua
. vice president joe biden still very involved in the effort to get more movement on the gun control legislation. he met with 270 mayors from around the country trying to get them as part of a coalition urging them to help build public support for the president's new proposals. >> there's some who say the most powerful voice in this debate belong to the gun lobbyists and those who demand a stop to these common sense approaches to save lives. i think they're wrong. this time will not be like times that have come before. newtown has shocked the nation. we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we're going to take it beyond that. we're going to take it to the american people. we're going to go around the country making our case and let the voices of the american people be heard. >> the vice president often touts the fact he's the owner of two shotguns. he's making the case against high capacity magazines. >> high capacity magazines don't have a practical sporting purpose or hunting purpose. as one hunter told me, if you have 12 rounds, it means you've already missed the d
will meet with the vice president joe biden today to discuss issues raised by the elementary school shooting. is comes on the same day as another meeting on the future of sandy hook elementary school where 26 people were killed last month. people want that building torn down. others think it should be renovated and reopened. sandy hook students are attending class at a former middle school in a nearby town. the movie theater in colorado where 12 people died and dozens more were hurt in a shooting rampage last summer and is set to reopen its doors. victims, their families, first responders, and local leaders attended a reopening ceremony thursday night where some boycotted the event. the theater owner plans to temporarily reopen the complex today and it will be permanently reopened next friday. >> new figures on d.c. traffic camera program show it is breaking in a lot of cash. examiner is reporting a program collected nearly $2 million this past december. that is up more than 2000% from december 2011. the district has stood by its program as an effective tool to combat traffic fatalities. the
, please welcome joe biden and mayor michael hunter. [applause] gentlemen. it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. issueer there's a major that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership and courage needed to help move our nation in the right direction. and that is why i was certainly heartened when pres
michael nutter. >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen. please welcome vice-president joe biden and philadelphia mayor michael nutter. [applause] >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen, it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend and my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities, and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged that the obama administration would make sure that future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regarding both investment programs and tax-exempt financing. issueer there's a major that demands attention, again and again and again, vice president joe biden has shown the leadership an
. will the anointed one, the president, uncle joe biden, will they apologize for lying repeatedly on the campaign trail? when we come back, liz cheney, she weighs in next. [ male announcer ] after years of celebrations, marie callender's gives you a way to make any day a special occasion. new mini cream pies for one. real whip cream and a cookie-crumb crust. marie callender's. it's time to savor. real whip cream and a cookie-crumb crust. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of the red. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. you know it can be hard to lbreathe, and how that feels.e, copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, gla
and center at the annual conference of mayors, joe biden lobbied for the white house's plan to prevent gun violence. he said the need is urgent and called for action. >> i know we don't have absolute unanimity in this ballroom nor do we in any ballroom, but we all know, everyone acknowledges we have to do something. we have to act. and i hope we're all agreeing there's a need to respond to the carnage on our streets and in our schools. >> president obama laid out a number of proposals and steps he's has taken on gun control. few republicans are outright hostile to his plans with one texas congressman threatening executive impeachment. the nra has denounced the proposals, but they're taking heat over an ad they launched about president obama's daughters and the security they have at their school. the white house called the repugnant and cowardly. that's for you to decide. they blasted the nra. here's what he said. >> to talk about the president's children or any public officer's children who have not by their own choice but by requirement to have protection, and to use that somehow, to try
enacted now. >> suarez: and vice president joe biden told the mayors not to believe the voices of doubt. >> there are some who say the most powerful voice in this debate belongs to the gun lobby and those that demand a stop to these common sense approaches to save lives. i think they're wrong. this time, this time will not be like times that have come before. >> suarez: and away from washington in aurora, colorado-- the movie theater where 12 people were killed last july, reopened this evening, with a ceremony for the victims. >> brown: we look at the realities of these proposals now from two experts. adding new psychologists to schools, asking teachers to help identify which students may need mental health treatment and making it easier for states to make information about individuals with mental illnesses available to the background check system. dr. paramjit joshi is director of psychiatry at the children's national medical center in washington, d.c. and the president-elect of the american academy of child and adolescent psychiatry. she has taught and published and barry rosenfeld is
and some big stars coming in as well as president obama and mrs. obama and vice president joe biden and his wife. that's the latest from d.c., back to you. >> keith wants to know if he's young enough to get into the children's ball? >> i can aview the ticket, i hope. >> reporter: i showed them my i.d. and they said i was a little too old. >> thanks a lot, tony. >>> we'll help you get inauguration day started the right way. "news4 today" will begin at 4:00 a.m. on monday. we'll be live from capitol hill to preview the day's events. you can also check out our inauguration guide on nbcwashington.com. >>> today the obama team is expected to make an unprecedented announcement. the political organization that helped him get elected is going to be become a nonprofit group. democratic leaders say it will be called "organizing for america." it will use the support and energy that got the president re-elected to further his second term agenda like gun control and immigration. obama 2012 joim messi that will head the committee. it will be separate from the democratic national committee. >>> and here's
to basically grab our guns. and, dianne feinstein's bill is set to be introduced on the 22nd. joe biden and president obama guaranteed they would pass sweeping gun legislation, you know, before the end of the month. so there wasn't much time to do this. we had to act swift. we had to act strong. we had to make a statement. melissa: talk to me about the actions being taken in washington right now. for example, you know, do you really think that stricter gun control rules in the form of background checks, you know, don't make sense? what about closing the gun show loophole? you really don't support that in any way? no way that is part of it makes sense? >> there could be a part that makes sense. talk about what that will achieve. how many people commit crimes going guns from the gun show loophole? the numbers are very, very miniscule. the gun show loophole, is not a loophole because there is no law for there to be a loophole. there is --. melissa: what about universal background check, why would you object to that? >> depends what they're checking. currently they're checking for, you know
says vice president joe biden will visit three european countries next month. >> this is the vice president first foreign trip during the obama and mistresses second term. mr. biden will make stops in the united kingdom, germany and france. and is expect to meet with leaders of each country. >> he will also speak at the munich security conference in germany. the vice president's trip comes as europe continues to struggle with the debt crisis that the obama administration fears could affect positive economic trends here in the u.s.. >> google is setting up new headquarters in the u.k. that when all is said and done could be worth nearly $2 billion. >> the mountain view based company has purchased a 2.4 a. plot in london's king's cross king'sgppg;e plans to build a 1 million square foot, 11 story office. construction is expected to start later this year and is expected to be finished in 2016. >> amazon is taking another step to try and lessen apple scrip over on device music sales. >> the online retailer says it is launching the h t m l five mp 3 store specifically for the iphone an
. joe biden yesterday. >> we speak for those we lost. if we speak for our children and our families, if we have the courage to do what is the right thing to do then -- then we'll have the most powerful voice, and we, you, the citizens will change the nation. >> stephanie: [ inaudible ] hi. go ahead. >> caller: 5% of the gun violence in this country are committed by people who have mental health issues, but it seems like we're taking 95% of the blame. my greatest fear is separating privacy right from mental health, forcing doctors to report. you are then taken in front of a doctor hired by the state, diagnosed as being mentally ill, and then put in an institution. you may not have ever committed a crime, and the doctor just might feel like you could be violent. >> stephanie: right. the argument i have heard is people aren't going to get help because they are afraid of certain things. i get what you are saying too, as we say over and over the vast majority of mentally ill people won't do this but this could have been flagged. it could have prevented some of th
. and today vice president joe biden urged america's mayors to to help the obama administration in their efforts reduce gun violence. speaking at the u-s conference of mayors in washington today. biden says he doesn't want a repeat of tragedies such as last months school massacre in connecticut. >> i have been in this fight for a long time i have no illusions of the house distortions will come from all sides. and i know full well the political obstacles are not impenetrable. yesterday. president obama urged congress to adopt several other gun control measures. such as banningcapacity magazines. the vice president says the administration is ready to take on the politicalbiden also dismissed the n-r-a's proposal to place in america. >> pam: is tiger woods trying to get his way back? coming up, gary radnich. in a good evening, everybody let us take a look. >> we are going to get ready for a great football game. last year tophet we had a chance and is now this year we are going to find out who we play. now we can get ready to take care of business. >> tony gonzales with 18 years in
, it was moving. brought a tear to my eye. >> what did you think when joe biden cried? >> i thought it was a little sentimental. warmed my heart. >> what did you think of the menage performance? >> i loved it. it was really i guess urban, what today is. >> what did you think of the inauguration last night? >> i didn't like it. you didn't like it. did you enjoy the tap routine? >> it was the only thing that was kind of worth it. >> it was fun right? >> yeah. it was okay. >> ah. it was. we watched it together. >> yeah. up next, what if anything did we learn today? [ male announcer ] this is bob, a regular guy with an irregular heartbeat. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescr
, it was moving. it put a tear in my eye. >> what did you think when joe biden cried? >> i thought that was a little sentime sentimental. it touched my heart. >> what did you think of the nicki minaj performance? >> i loved it. urban. >> what did you think of the inauguration last night? >> i didn't like it. >> you didn't like it. did you enjoy the tapper team? >> that was the only thing that was kind of worth it. >> it was fun. >> yeah, it was okay. >> i agree with that last guy. i watched the inauguration last night, and i liked it when the vice president cried. >> saved by the tapper team. >> yeah. i tell you, but i like it, you know, when chuck todd and david gregory cry. and they're both with us right now, crying because they have to be with us. nbc news chief white house correspondent and political director and host of "the daily rundown," chuck todd and moderator of "meet the press," david gregory. gentlemen, i'm going to ask each of you the same question to be answered, please, and it is this. the huge budget arguments about to take place, the huge deficit spending stuff, t
night at eight on c- span's "q&a. >> yesterday vice president joe biden spoke long gun control on the meeting of mayors.
. announced by president obama and vice president joe biden this week. no doubt, the american people are on their side. latest poll out this morning by the "new york times" and cbs, 92% of americans supporting the universal background checks. sixty-three per se percent, 53% supporting a ban on assault weapons. everybody is for these things except the nra and the gun manufacturers. but who is fueling and funding the gun manufacturers? >> one big question congress may be looking at but bill de de blazio, the public advocate is ahead of these. he is on this case and joins us this morning on our news line. mr. public advocate, good to have you back on the show. >> hi, bill. >> hi, bill. thank for having me. >> we know that the nra -- right, is the lobby now nothing but the lobby for the gun manufacturers. who is behind the gun manufacturers? what have you found. >> who is behind the nra? the gun manufacturers. the nra has that chokehold on the political process and the legislative process in view of house they pointed that out. who is funding the gunfire
on sunday joe biden is getting sworn in, a special edition of "fox & friends" will be here live sunday morning. >> gretchen: hop on for our after the show show. have a fantastic week. see you monday. breaking developments in the siege of the sahara, that hostage crisis involving u.s. oil workers overseas. we're getting new reports that the terrorists want to swap the americans for jailed terror leaders in africa. more than 100 people taken hostage. dozens of other are still unaccounted for. this story is changing by the hour. good morning. that's where we start, i'm bill hemmer live in "america's newsroom". martha: good morning. i'm martha maccallum. details are very murky. an american plane reportedly landing in algeria overnight following a raid to save hundreds of people held captive in a natural gas complex in the dessert. here is secretary of state hillary clinton. >> because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of planning going on, i can not give you any further details at this time about the current situation on the ground but i can say that more broadly, what we ar
what the president or joe biden have, would have stopped sandy hook. to claim this this could have stopped sandy hook, it's disturbing and misleading. and rahm emanuel now mayor of chicago, former chief of staff of the president, when he was chairman of the democratic national campaign committee had a strategy to recruit pro gun democrats to retake the house and guess what, they were successful. the president had a policy the first term not to touch the issue of gun control. and they're making conclusions that i think majority of americans don't agree with them. >> megyn: let's talk about the implications of the ad, it makes it like like john barrow is in favor of another shooter like lanza to shoot up a school. is it fair of them, an ad by a pro gun democratic politician, why didn't they use an image of the shooter? stick to the event if you want to remind us of newtown, not a democratic politician that-- >> the reason why the ad he put out is offensive to democrats, he's not saying it's supporting the second amendment, it politicizes almost fetishizing the guns and see it holding
're going to start coverage sunday morning with the swearing in of joe biden and then continue monday morning. >> we'll find another time when i can show you my aunt's photo album because i had it set up for you guys. >>gretchen: what kind of photo >> my aunt's. >>steve: the true story of james rosen yet to be told. going to put mike emanuel on it. thanks so much. earlier we told you about the national archives releasing an audio library of 150,000 different animal sounds. we tried to get some ourselves without much luck. but yesterday animal expert jack hannah stopped by our show and we put him to the test, and he took this very seriously. roll the jack tape. >> here's the first sound effect. what is this, jack hannah? and brian. [playing tape] >>steve: it is not a woodpecker. >>gretchen: we did this yesterday and i don't even remember this. [playing tape] >> i know what it is. it lives in the water. [playing tape] >> it's big. >>steve: it's big and fat. >> a whale? >>steve: it's a walrus. [playing tape] >> i should have known that. >>gretchen: no. no you shouldn't have. >>steve: sou
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